SANTIAGO CITY, Isabela — Nakalaya ang apat (4) sa limang (5) bilanggong pulitikal na tinaguriang KASIBU5 sa Nueva Vizcaya noong ika-13 ng Nobyembre 2017. Ibinasura ng prosekusyon ang gawa-gawang kasong Illegal Possession of Explosives at Ammunitions na isinampa ng PNP Bambang laban sa apat na bilanggo dahil sa “insufficiency of evidence to establish probable cause” ayon sa resolusyon mula sa Office of the Provincial Prosecution.
ECHAGUE, Isabela — More than a hundred delegates joined the Rise for Education and Just Peace Summit at the De Venecia Hall, Isabela State University – Echague on November 17, 2017. It was a historic event that gathered students, teachers and school administrators from all over the province who strengthened the call for every Filipino citizen’s right to education as well as the further defense of human rights.
SANTIAGO CITY, Isabela – Pinalaya na ang magsasakang sina Oliver Molina at Robert Dalupang ng 86th IB kahapon, Nobyembre 18, bandang ala-una ng hapon sa may Sityo Balabal, Barangay Uno, Bayan ng Jones, Probinsya ng Isabela.
STA. CRUZ, Ilocos Sur — Community folks together with human rights defenders staged a protest action along the Sta. Cruz highway in Ilocos Sur calling for the pull out of troops deployed in Cordillera and Ilocos villages as they condemned the attacks against them by state security forces under the 7th Division of the Philippine Army.
During the past few months, the 24th Infantry Battalion of the 7th Infantry Division, Philippine Army has been waging a smear campaign against Kakailian Salakniban Ta’y Amin A Nagtaudan (KASTAN) and threatening its leaders and staff with lawsuits.
The Ubbon di Binabai ad Ifugao (UBI), Ifugao Peasant Movement (IPM) and Pun-oohaan di Nungkanomnoman ad Ifugao (PNI), strongly condemn the recent attacks on six women activists in the Cordillera region by the 7th Infantry Division of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Northern Luzon Command and to all human rights defenders across the country.
BANGUED, Abra — Ang mga mamamyan at KASTAN na organisasyong masa sa Abra ay seryosong nalalagay sa panganib ang buhay ng mga membro at mga leader dahil sa tuloy tuloy na kasinungalingan at pagdadawit ng militar sa pangunguna ni Lt.Col Baluga ng 24th Infantry Battalion na sila ay mga terorista.
In light of the recent waves of attacks against women human rights defenders in the Cordillera by the 7th Infantry Division (ID) of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Northern Luzon Command, we, in Innabuyog, together with the Cordillera Human Rights Alliance and the Cordillera Peoples Alliance are urgently appealing to our fellow kakailyan and other peace loving citizens in the region and the entire Philippines to support the campaign, “Women Against Tyranny.”
BAGUIO CITY – Without explanation the chairman of the largest indigenous peoples organization in northern Luzon, with the vice chairman and two others were stopped and held at a PNP checkpoint at Banayoyo San Emilio, Tirad Pass, Quirino sometime at 10:00, 28 October 2017.
BAGUIO CITY — Aisah Mariano, 23 called on government forces to stop harassing and vilifying activists and development workers like her mother.
Noong Martes, Oktubre 24, sumama ako sa maraming kababaihan sa isang press con sa Baguio para kondenahin ang harassment ng 7h ID sa mamamayan lalo na sa mga babaeng human rights defenders. Nitong kamakailan, ilang kababaihang health worker, development worker at community organizers ang pinagbintangan ng gawa-gawang kaso ng mga pwersa ng militar.
I am a farmer from the municipality of Benito Soliven in Isabela. I have seven (7) other siblings, all of them are farmers. Like many farmers here, we plant hybrid yellow corn to sell and raise chickens for food. And just like everyone else here, we are poor and hardly make both ends meet. Moreso, though I am a farmer, I do not own any piece of land. I am a mere tenant and so are some of my siblings. My two brothers occasionally hunt in the nearby forest to augment their income from farming.